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San Andres, Colombia

A visit to the island of the seven colored sea

by romero00501About Me:Hi, Im a girl who is passionate about culture and art, I love Europe and I want to travel all over the world read more

South AmericaColombia1 day / October 2013

Highs & Lows

The views are just beautiful

The beach was kind of crowded

Itinerary Overview

When we decided to travel to San Andrés we were searching for some relaxed vacations, different from the other trips I made where we wanted to know as much as we could about the culture and the history of the cities, this time we just wanted to relax. Our itineraries were totally flexible, we wanted to go to the beach but also we wanted to enjoy the famous seven colored sea that makes San Andres famous.

The days were perfectly sunny and the tropical weather was nice, so everyday we had different things to do, first we wanted to make a tour through the whole island, that is a really good idea because the people in charge of the tour knows exactly where to take you, the views were beautiful, with the gigantics palm trees, there they took us to the “Hoyo soplador”, a really popular place there, then we visited Johnny Cay Johnny Cay it’s a little island and you can get there by boat, the special thing about this island is that it’s filled with trees, a lot of them! and the sand it’s so white and clean, plus, the sea looks even more colorful there.

And of course the most important thing about San Andreas: The sea. The sea it’s full of every kind of fish, they are just amazing to watch! It looks just like a dream and we can’t forget about the coral barrier, the one that keeps the waves small and makes the sand so white

In terms of food, is an island, so the most typical dish you’ll find is the fish, it’s the signature dish of almost every San Andres original restaurant and there is also the “patacón” fried plantain with some stew on top, I thought it was delicious, but you should try it yourself.

  • Day trip: Cayo Sucre
    The beautiful views
  • Day trip: San Andrés
    A tour through the whole island
  • Day trip: San Andrés
    The "Sea of Seven Colors"

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I went in a season where a lot of people travel so it was really crowded, I wish it had been more empty

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    We had some problems with On Vacation but they solve it really quick

  • How was the food?

    You can try some typical food, but its easy to find fast food and known restaurants

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Go to the submarine trip, you'll learn a lot and the experience it's really memorable, plus, it's not that expensive

  • Packing tips?

    Sunscreen and summer clothes. The weather its really hot